Will Former WWE Producer Arn Anderson Follow Dean Malenko To AEW? Plus A New Podcast!
Arn Anderson made an appearance during Starrcast II… sitting down and discussing a wide variety of topics, including the fact that Anderson and Conrad Thompson would be starting a podcast sometime later this year.
…the podcast will be called “Arn,” and will presumably involve the two of them discussing a variety of things. During his conversation at the event today, Anderson also discussed once again going on the road for professional wrestling, dubbing it the “third phase” of his legendary career…
WZ further reported:
The media got to speak with Arn Anderson after his ‘Arn’ panel at Starrcast, and the wrestling legend talked about being excited for All Elite Wrestling. Anderson said there hasn’t been competition like this in some time, and there’s a good foundation in the company to do great things:
“Anyone that’s not excited for AEW is a fool. I haven’t seen this kind of buzz about the wrestling business in a long, long time, since the Monday Night Wars I guess. Those guys are starting something that’s going to be a fresh, new concept. I personally have been in the business for 37 years, and I’m excited about anything new. Their leadership—Cody Rhodes has the right idea, the Young Bucks are go-getters, they are going to catch your attention. Kenny Omega, I’ve watched a few matches of his and he’s balls to the wall. I think they have a foundation with Jericho being the veteran that he is, all of this talent that they’ve hand picked—they’ve got a chance to do something special. Personally I hope they do. Competition is best for everybody.”
When asked if he’d be involved, Arn said not right away. He said he wants to take some time for himself and his family now, but he’d be honored to be considered down the line if and when he’s ready to do so:
“I haven’t talked to those guys about that. Like I said, I’ve been on the road for 37 years straight, it’s got to be a record. I just want to take the summer, and my son’s going to be graduating college in the Fall, I just want to relax, spend some time with my family and do some appearances. As far as going back to work, I haven’t really discussed it with them. Maybe down the road. I’d be honored to be considered, but nothing right away.”
Anderson was a storied member of the wrestling the Four Horsemen while Dean Malenko joined the stable in a later iteration alongside Chris Benoit. After their respective in-ring retirements, both served as tenured producers for WWE behind the scenes.
Arn Anderson would be a huge asset to AEW if he chooses to work with them.
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